Saturday, October 6, 2012

Excellent, powerful new short clip: "Why Obama Now" by Lucas Gray, animator of the "Simpsons" - Bonus: Watch the documentary "Heist - Who Stole the American Dream" for free until October 15

By Patrick

During this presidential election, we have already seen impressive examples of non-official "anti-Romney" clips which were created by professionals which do not belong to the Obama-campaign. One of the most creative and also enjoyable anti-Romney clips was "Disclosure" by "Full Frontal Records", which received over three million views on youtube to date. Another great clip is the new creation by "viral-video-expert" Hugh Atkin with nearly five million views on youtube: "Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up (feat. Eminem)."

Now, we witness another "high" in creativity from a "non-official" source: Lucas Gray, animator of the Simpsons, wrote and directed a pro-Obama clip called "Why Obama Now" which is destined to repeat the success of the "Disclosure" clip. This is most likely the best campaign-ad we have seen this season, and one of the most powerful campaign-ads ever in history, although it is too long to fit into the classic "30 seconds TV-ad format." But, after all, this is what we have the internet for! A writer on the Daily Kos even called it "The best video I'ver ever seen."

Lucas Gray also created the website "" on which he lists the sources for the statistics in his clip.

Lucas Gray (Source: OrigamiKid on Flickr)

So, without further ado, here is his clip called "Why Obama Now" (big h/t to BellPeppery):

The perfect addition to this clip by Lucas Gray is the recent documentary "Heist - Who Stole the American Dream" which just a few days ago had the internet premiere. This documentary explains in greater depth how America's middle-class got under attack, and who were the driving forces behind this development.

Trailer 1 for "Heist":

Trailer 2:

The producer of "Heist", Donald Goldmacher, told us that the film is shown for free at Snagfilms until 15th October - click here to watch!



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This has to be one of the best cartoons of this election!

Many thanks to our reader laprofesora952!




I just had to include this clip as well  - Fred Rogers defends the funding of PBS. He appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications to challenge the cuts for public broadcasting proposed in 1969.

This was such a moving speech by Fred Rogers that Senator John O. Pastore was completely blown away. (h/t to Little Green Footballs!)

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